Ever since the release of smartphones, everyone has been waiting for the moment when smart devices will make their ways into our homes and offices. The year is 2019, and this is now a reality, as the average consumer has access to a huge variety of smart home gadgets to pick from – light bulbs thermostats, coffee machines, and even small details such as essential oil diffusers.
But what if you are making your first steps towards making your basic home into a smart one? We have prepared a list of the best smart home essentials of 2019, and a bit of detail on how they can make your daily life more productive, enjoyable, and convenient.
Smart Light Bulbs
Setting the ambient lighting in your home has never been easier thanks to smart light bulbs. Choosing the model for your needs may be a slightly tricky task because there’s so much to choose from, but you should make sure to check for look for the most essential properties of smart bulbs – color support, compatibility, controllable features, and color temperature. Smart light bulbs are often compatible with smart hubs that can give you even better control over the lighting in your home.
Smart Light Switches
Smart light switches usually feature a very sleek design and can be controlled either via a smart hub, phone application, or even via voice activation. One of the cool features about them is that they can work in combination with other smart home appliances such as motion sensors that can trigger the light switches on or off.
The smart thermostat is probably one of the most convenient purchases you can make because it can make sure to provide you with perfect home temperature, as well as to reduce your energy and heating bill as much as possible. These smart thermostats are not only controllable via your smartphone, but they also have the ability to ‘learn’ your preferences and automatically set the perfect temperature for you. By optimizing heating and cooling, it can also drastically reduce the bills you have to pay at the start of the month. If you’re curious which are some of the best ones, Solid Guides has a great article about the current top 10 smart thermostats.
Smart Home Assistants
You probably only need one of those, but it might just be one of the most useful purchases on this list. The home assistant is not only useful when it comes to initiating basic Web searches, but it can be useful in many other ways as well – you can use your voice to make it create grocery lists, cite recipes for you, initiate Web searches, create reminders, control music services, and more.
Smart plugs can be quite useful in certain situations since they allow you to automatically turn on or off the appliances connected to them. For example, this can be very useful if you want run the dehumidifier at a certain time, or if you want to turn on a fan or heater to fix up the temperature before you go home – the possibilities are endless.
Smart Video Doorbell
These doorbells can pack some features that are meant to enhance your home’s security and make you worry less when the doorbell rings. Apart from working as a good old-fashioned doorbell, these devices can also record video when the doorbell is used, and even allow you to stream the video to your smartphone.
Smart Security Camera
Smart security cameras are not necessarily an essential item to purchase, but they can be quite handy if you want to make sure that your home or yard is safe, as well as to ensure the safety of your pets and children. These smart cameras can be configured to record at certain times or to be turned on by certain events. You can use them to watch out for suspicious activity, misbehaving pets or children, and even to catch those pesky package thieves.
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